BIOGAS RENEWABLE ENERGY
LOCAL MADE STOVE FOR COOKING
Local made cooking stove is designed to save firewood used for cooking, which can be one of the ways to reduce the use of biomass and time expended on looking and cutting down trees.
Biogas is a substitute for firewood and cattle dung that can meet the energy needs of the rural population. Biogas is a renewable source of energy that can be used as a substitute for natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. These are different models to assess the energy content of different energy sources, which include water boiling test, control cooking test and kitchen performance test
Biogas, the metabolic product of anaerobic digestion, is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide with small quantities of the gases such as hydrogen sulphide. Methane, the desired component of biogas, is a colourless, blue burning gas used for cooking, heating, and lighting. Biogas is a clean, efficient, and renewable source of energy, which can be used as a substitute for other fuels (firewood, paraffin etc) in order to save energy in rural areas. In anaerobic digestion, organic materials are degraded by bacteria, in the absence of oxygen, converting it into a methane and carbon dioxide mixture. The digestate or slurry from the digester is rich in ammonium and other nutrients used as an organic fertilizer
Energy demand is a critical reason for climate change, resource exploitation, and also restricts the living standards of human.
By the time fuel and fertilizer reach rural areas, the end price is relatively expensive due to high transport costs, leaving people to find alternative resources other than oil. Starke reported wood as the traditional source of fuel to produce energy for domestic purpose for 1.7 Million people in Malawi. Many of the rural community in developing countries are forced to rely on the traditional energy source such as firewood, dung, crop residues and paraffin. These traditional methods are often expensive and/or time-consuming. Cooking account for 90% of energy consumption in the households of developing countries. Furthermore, for access to electricity in rural areas is relatively scarce (as of Malawi its only 9% of country population use electricity).
Our dream with your help is by the end of 2019 to have rolled out at least 10 bio gas sets ups once we have completed 10 it will be much easier to do more once we have trained two locals to set them up